ballpoint pen, Sharpie markers bullet and fine point, Copic value markers, Prismacolor Premier dual tip warm grey 40% marker, Letraset Promarker Twin Tip Neutral Tone markers (cool grey 1-5 plus black), 2015
sketchbook 6" x 8" (15.24cm x 20.32cm)
The new markers.
I used up so many, the Copics especially, I had to buy new ones so I found a set of Letraset markers and the Prismacolor warm grey of which they only had the one.
In many of these I have represented the various times of day night and atmospheric effects. If you know my work I do a lot of nocturnes, rain, fog, haze etc.
It is always a matter of value control and the challenge is doing it so simply. I don't have the advantage of color and only some edge control (tonal approach) so I really have to use the 3, sometimes 4-5, values to best advantage.
I have been trying out various approaches, simple, carefully drawn, intuitive, while still keeping them sketchy and quick.
I'm using hatching, flat graphic tones, gradient tones and various combinations of these. Some are more illustrative and stylistic while others are as simple as possible, reduced to it lowest common denominator in shape and value or nearly so. The linear and hatching controls value as well as giving some visual texture to the drawings and helps define forms and perspective.
Anything goes when experimenting with technique.362,363,364,365,366